Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Since 1998, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and the colleges of applied arts and technology have defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure, in a consistent manner across the college system, college performance against Ministry stated goals and objectives for post-secondary programs. The four* KPIs are: graduate satisfaction, graduation rate, graduate employment rate and employer satisfaction. The KPI data are used by colleges to demonstrate their achievements and to identify where changes could be made to programs and services to better meet student, industry, and labour market needs. The Ministry also uses the data to advise and inform government about the colleges and in the planning and policy-making for the college system. 

*As of 2019, the Ministry no longer mandates the measurement of student satisfaction. Collège Boréal independently measures student satisfaction for continued program and service improvement.



Collège Boréal is, once again, at the top of the podium!

The 2019-20 data confirm the consistency of Boréal’s performance:

  • For the 19th time in 20 years, Boréal’s graduation rate is the highest in the province;
  • For the 15th time in 20 years, Boréal’s graduate satisfaction rate is the highest in the province;
  • With a 100% rate, Boréal’s employer satisfaction rate is the highest in the province (ex aequo with 6 other colleges); and
  • In 2019-2020, Boréal’s results are above the provincial average for all four Key Performance Indicators.

"These results show that Collège Boréal keeps getting better, even though our results have been excellent for quite some time. Quality is at the heart of what we do every day and our culture of continuous improvement is obviously delivering results.”

Daniel Giroux, Collège Boréal president


Who wouldn’t recommend Boréal?

The proof comes from people who have experienced Collège Boréal: 94% of graduates and 86% of employers would recommend Boréal to their friends or to other employers.

“This expression of trust is a point of pride for us. It’s our responsibility to maintain and enhance the reputation we have developed through the efforts of our exceptional staff. Every year, the Key Performance Indicators serve as a report card which allows us to carefully analyze our strengths and our opportunities for improvement. As our historical results show, we take this process seriously and we are proud of what we have accomplished together. Our success is truly achieved by us all together, because Collège Boréal’s foremost strength is in its people: our students and our staff.”

Daniel Giroux, Collège Boréal president


2019-2020 Quick Facts

  • In the history of college Key Performance Indicators, Boréal has reached top rank for two or more indicators within the same year 18 times in 21 years!

  • In those 18 years, Collège Boréal reached top rank for three or more indicators a total of four times!

  • No other college in the province has reached this feat!
  • 90.2% of Boréal’s graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with their college experience (1st rank; the provincial average is 78.9%); this is the highest rate in graduate satisfaction for Boréal OR any other college in the province in the history of KPIs;
  • 94% of graduates would recommend Collège Boréal to their friends or other interested persons;
  • 93% of graduates would also recommend their respective programs.
  • 74.9% of students registered at Collège Boréal have obtained their diploma (1st rank; the provincial average is 66.4%);
  • 87.9% of Collège Boréal graduates have found a job in the six months following their graduation (8th rank; the provincial average is 85.5%)
  • 100% of employers who hired a Collège Boréal graduate are satisfied or very satisfied with their hire (1st rank -- ex aequo with 6 other colleges; the provincial average is 91.1%);
  • 86% of employers would recommend hiring a Collège Boréal graduate to other employers.

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